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Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
+1 404-688-2107
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Step back in time in Atlanta's most tangible link to the past, Oakland Cemetery. This historical park is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers, golfing legend Bobby Jones, and "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312-2292
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+1 404-688-2107
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

This is not only a terrific cemetery but also has the bonus of an awesome view of downtown Atlanta. The setting for the thousands of souls buried here is amazingly beautiful and peaceful with dozens of gigantic magnolia and oak trees throughout the grounds. Many...More

Thank Jon D
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Photographers and history buffs will love this place: acres and acres memorial gardens crisscrossed by brick-paved walkways, huge old trees, and incredible stories etched in stone. Free and open to the public. Best bargain in town for history lovers.

Thank hypatia
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

On our latest visit to Atlanta we visited the Oakland Cemetery. It was a gorgeous 75 sunny degree day. We spent a couple of hours strolling. We saw a few local walkers. Otherwise it was quiet and peaceful. Worth a stop.

Thank V3100RKamyb
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We have visited this historic cemetery several times. The last visit was for the Halloween Ghost Tour. Tour guides were in character as some of the famous people who are buried here; stops at several sites for history lessons.

Thank Laleca2014
Reviewed May 24, 2017

To be honest I love Cemeteries, especially old ones with character. Morbid I know but there it is. Oakland is a great cemetery in which to spend a quiet afternoon, just looking at the beautiful headstones and mausoleums. However, Oakland frequently has events there as...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed May 20, 2017

We visited the cemetery as part of a tour for Margaret Mitchell but i would recommend taking a tour of the cemetery itself if you have time. The history within the grounds is fascinating and i enjoyed the stories i heard concerning the soldiers buried...More

Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

This cemetery is not only interesting but historic and beautiful. We walked through part of it while waiting for restaurant to open across the street. Plots for the entire family are interesting. They have guided tours or you can download an app with info. This...More

Thank Gwen H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

It's really not your typical cemetery. Book a history tour. Margaret Mitchell and Mayner Jackson are buried here. There are also different sections of different graves here as well as a beautiful view of the Atlanta skyline.

Thank Hothunny
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful, tranquil place to spend a couple of hours, meandering through the tombstones and landscapes. The cemetery is beautifully maintained, with paved drives and brick walkways traversing incredibly diverse monuments. There is a large section containing confederate soldier memorials, and many...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Oakland is not your typical cemetery. They have a variety of tours with intriguing information about historical residents buried there. They have paved path ways throughout where people walk or bike. The location gives you a beautiful Atlanta skyline. The workers are super friendly and...More

Thank Jessica N
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July 24, 2017|
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Response from socrates1937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes especially during the summer when the light is still good until almost 9
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July 10, 2017|
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Response from too_few_trips_1 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's free.
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Boystowtraveler | Reviewed this property |
I actually found the grounds to be very uneven so I recommend sneakers, but if you stay on just the paved areas, then sandals.